• Photo by Bonnie Adams Ephrata High School grad and Dreamer Mayra Ramirez-Guzman with her daughter, Yaretzi Gomez,
    Ephrata dreamer waits…and worries

    The uncertainty of whether Mayra Ramirez-Guzman will be allowed to stay in this country with her little girl has haunted her for months. She put her college education on hold and said her family has planned to...

    • Posted January 17, 2018
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  • Claudia Pfautz, Ephrata, is the owner of this Champion Spotted Swine, shown by Cory Pfautz and Melissa Marks Karli. See more of what this family’s up to by visiting Pfautz Show Pigs on Facebook. Photo from farmshow.pa.gov
    Locals Earn Blue Ribbons at PA Farm Show

    Exhibitors and visitors from all corners of the Mid-Atlantic arrived to Pennsylvania’s capital city to experience the largest indoor agricultural event in the United States, the Pennsylvania Farm Show, for its 102nd year. More than 10,000 competitive...

    • Posted January 17, 2018
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  • Supervisor Weber honored upon his retirement from Ephrata Township

    Ephrata Township Supervisor John Weber was honored for his more than 50 years of service with a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, presented by Rep. David H. Zimmerman early Tuesday morning. Weber, who is 88,...

    • Posted January 17, 2018
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  • Partners ‘hop’ to open new Ephrata brewery

    Craft beer lovers could soon have a new source of suds in the borough. Pour Man’s Brewing Co. plans to open a brewery and taproom in space adjoining Rita’s Italian Ice on state Route 272. The Ephrata...

    • Posted January 17, 2018
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  • EASD officials, police address threat rumors

    School officials said more than 400 students did not attend class Wednesday Several parents contacted The Ephrata Review on Tuesday and Wednesday to express worries of a possible threat to Ephrata High School students. The concerns stem...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • Clara Bollinger of Cloister FFA performed the FFA creed during the state midwinter convention at the Farm Show Complex on Monday.
    Locals thrive at state farm show

    There were several people from around the county that participated in Pennsylvania Farm Show on Jan. 6-13. Some even took home prizes for their entries. There were three locals who placed in the swine and beef categories.There...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • Harry Potter tasting event’s attendees, with wands at the ready are (left to right) Hailey Imhoff, Nathan Imhoff, Melissa Burkhart, and Eric Burkhart. Photo by Emily Jacoby
    Getting a little taste of Hogwarts magic here

    The Tea Press Cafe in Ephrata held a Harry Potter themed tasting event Friday, Jan. 5, bringing all witches and wizards together to enjoy festive food and drink samples, which made attendees feel as though they were...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • Library connects with community services to combat homelessness

    The Ephrata Public Library is using the cold weather to extend a warm welcome to the community’s homeless population. In these single digit temperatures, the library has opened its doors to provide a place for homeless people...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • Despite concerns, council won’t reconsider budget

    When Ephrata Borough adopted a 2018 budget Dec. 11, Council President Susan E. Rowe voted against the proposed budget for two reasons. One was the slim margin of fund balances, which might not be enough to cover...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • Lori and Brad Ortenzi visited their former church, Ephrata Church of the Brethren, to talk about their work in Thailand as missionaries with a group that helps childhood victims of human trafficking. Photo by Bonnie Adams
    Couple finds rewards in missionary work

    The boy who fell victim to human trafficking in Thailand never hesitates to hug the Lancaster County man who helped rescue him from his broken childhood. Missionaries Brad and Lori Ortenzi left their families and careers here...

    • Posted January 3, 2018
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